11 Sep '11, 2am

Nazri: Keep the law, check the abuse

He also accepts the police's explanation. “I understand their difficulty. If using the EO helps in the security to the country, we have to leave it to the police. It's not for me to tell them how to do their business because their primary concern is the security and stability of society. “It's tough for me. As a lawyer, I feel the police have to try and find enough proof first to bring the case to court but I believe the police know what they are doing.” Nevertheless, there should be safeguards, Nazri says. “We have to think of some safeguards to make sure there is no abuse,” Suaram, a human rights NGO, and human rights lawyer Edmund Bon who handles a number of EO cases, say the police have been increasingly using the EO on petty crimes. But as far as Nazri is concerned, the EO has been used sparingly. “It is not to be used suka suka hati (indiscriminately). We need to hav...

Full article: http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/legal/general_news/nazri_k...

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